Tag Archives: The Woman in Black

Spectre of Springwell Forest – Influences and Inspiration

What writers inspired my latest novel Spectre of Springwell Forest? Two undoubted influences on the story are Susan Hill’s seminal The Woman in Black, and the shorts of ghost story par excellence author MR James (such as The Ash Tree … Continue reading

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My Five Favourite Ghost Stories

This December, my novel Spectre of Springwell Forest is released by Dragon Soul Press. A chilling and mysterious ghost story, this adheres to supernatural horror genre traditions, whilst exploring certain corners that are (I think) unique to me. However, I … Continue reading

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My Five Favourite Gothic Mysteries

As regular readers of this blog (and indeed my novels) will know, I absolutely love a good gothic brew of mystery, melodrama, thrills and horror. To date I have written five novels of this kind, including The Birds Began to … Continue reading

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Horror and Christianity: Incompatible?

Regular readers of my blog are aware that I am an ardent apologist for the horror genre, and have also written within this genre myself. Given my Christian faith, a number of my fellow believers find this unusual, and at … Continue reading

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